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April 12, 2013

Swedish pianist to play classical works

Swedish pianist, composer and recording artist Niklas Sivelov will perform a program of Bach, Beethoven, Liszt and Bartok at 7 p.m. Saturday in Cherry Valley.

Sivelov is a professor and head of the piano department at The Royal Conservatory of Denmark in Copenhagen.

He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm where he made his debut in 1991 as soloist, performing Bartok Second Piano Concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

A Danish newspaper said of Sivelov that “is marvelous touch and perfect control of the dynamics were remarkable.

With emotional involvement, he led us far around the spectrum of emotions in the Concerto; from elegantly playful to explosive, forceful cascades and dramatic passages; from intensely poetic and dreamlike to happy and bubbly.”

Sivelov’s program will include Bach’s “Sinfonia,” “Allemande” and “Courante”; Liszt’s ‘Chapelle de Guillaume Tell,” “Au lac de Wallendstadt” and “Pastorale”; Beethoven’s “Vivace, ma non troppo,” “Prestissimo” and “Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung” and Bartok’s “Allegro moderato,” “Sostenuto pesante” and “Allegro molto.” The program will include an intermission.

The church is at 32 Montgomery St. in Cherry Valley. A $20 donation is requested for adults; children may attend free of charge. For reservations, call 286-7109.

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